A Paris exhibition spans the six periods in Japanese painter Hokusai's work, showing paintings by the 18th century artist, many of which are unlikely to travel outside Japan again. Tara Cleary reports. Katsushika Hokusai was born in under the gaze of the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji in Japan’s capital, Edo — at the time the world’s largest city, and the precursor to modern-day Tokyo. He changed his name no fewer than 30 times during his life, altering his artistic style with each new persona. He also famously declared that he would live until the age of Japanese artist, Hokusai Katsushika, was born in Edo as Tamekazu Nakajima. Adopted by the mirror maker Ise Nakajima, Hokusai was raised as an artisan, learning to engrave at an early age. By he served as an apprentice to a woodcarver, by age 18 he began studying ukiyo-e printmaking with Shunsho. Hokusai dedicated himself to the Katsukawa school until , when he was dismissed . A collector’s obsession with Japanese art: Hokusai reminds us of the exceptional influence his Japanese art has had on the western world. It was the time when Vincent Van Gogh was collecting woodblock prints, many that were discarded packaging from goods shipped from Japan to Europe.
Hokusai, one of Japan's most famous artists, has left a body of work comprising alm items. This volume, designed as a catalog to accompany an exhibition in London, gives us an overview of 13 drawings and woodblock prints representing landscapes, amorous couplings, kabuki actors, and scenes of daily life in 18th-century Japan. The “Hokusai Updated” exhibition at the Mori Arts Centre Gallery in Tokyo draws together around works from Japan and abroad, including recently discovered works and works on public display for the first time, in an effort to draw a complete picture of Hokusai’s artistic career, from his debut at age twenty until his death at the age. Adhering to a common Japanese practice with extreme frequency, Katsushika Hokusai transitioned between upwards of 30 pseudonyms throughout his career, each correlating to a different period or style. Despite the many changes, his surname prevails—Hokusai—which unites the surplus of monikers into a single legacy for the artist, printmaker. Description: KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI ( - ) Album including eight chuban tate-e from serie Shinpan omi hakkei no uchi, new edition of the eight vues of Omi. 23 x 17 cm. Signed Hokusai ga. Mounted on paper For further information, please contact the Cabinet Portier at +33 (0)1 48 00 03 41 Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period.
Japonisme became popular among Western artists during the latter half of the 19th century. It was a huge movement in many areas of art, including painting and design. The art of ukiyo-e painter Hokusai (late Edo period) captivated impressionist artists who wanted to liberate themselves from traditional rules of art. The ongoing Hokusai and Japonisme exhibition [ ]. Celebrated for his prints, paintings, and drawings during Japan’s Edo period, Katsushika Hokusai’s work has influenced artists around the globe. Between his birth in and death in , Hokusai’s subjects ranged from landscapes to still-life portraits, depictions of everyday life, and erotic imagery. Drawing from extensive holdings of paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated printed books, the Museum will showcase an array of works from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns, and elaborate cut-out dioramas. Dall'indice: The Torii school, Harunobu and his pupils, Utamaro, Yeishi and Yeizan, The Utagawa, Hokusai, The Osaka Group, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, Surimono, etc. ITA. Seller Inventory # 40 n More information about this seller | Contact this seller